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Greek Lyric Poetry
by: M.L. West in Paperback, 240
Published 11-11-1999 by Oxford University Press
Greek Lyric Poetry The Greek lyric, elegiac and iambic poets of the two centuries from 650 to 450 BCE - Archilochus and Alcman, Sappho and Mimnermus, Anacreon, Simonides, and the rest - produced some of the finest poetry of antiquity, perfect in form, spontaneous in expression, reflecting all the joys and anxieties of their personal lives and of the societies in which they lived. This new poetic translation seeks to capture the nuances of meaning and the whole spirit of this poetry. It is not merely a selection but covers all the surviving poems and intelligible fragments, apart from the works of Pindar and Bacchylides, and includes a number of pieces not previously translated. The introduction gives a brief account of the poets, and explanatory notes on the texts can be found at the end.
Reading Greek Lyric Poetry Online - background richard brautigans poetry often turns on unconventional but vivid images powered by imagination strange and detailed observational metaphors humor and satire all presented in a seemingly simplistic childlike manner - alcman fragments books i and ii maiden songs fragment 1 scholiast on clement of alexandria 4 107 klotz there was a spartan called hippocon whose sons called after him the hippocontids killed in anger oeonus son of licymnius a companion of heracles because he had killed a dog of theirs - elegiac poetry like other ancient greek generic terms elegy is difficult to define; the best recent attempts are west 1974 and bowie 1986a key characteristic is a metrical structure comprising a sequence of elegiac couplets an elegiac couplet consisting of a dactylic hexameter followed by a pentameter an elegeion in greek terminology - lyric may refer to lyric poetry is a form of poetry that expresses a subjective personal point of view; lyric from the greek language a song that is played with a lyre; lyrics the composition in verse which is sung to a melody to constitute a song; lyric describes in the classification of the human voice in european classical music a specific vocal weight and a range at the upper end - - greek tragedy created in the city state of athens in the last thirty years of the sixth century bce is the earliest kind of european drama - alcman fragments books i and ii maiden songs fragment 1 scholiast on clement of alexandria 4 107 klotz there was a spartan called hippocon whose sons called after him the hippocontids killed in anger oeonus son of licymnius a companion of heracles because he had killed a dog of theirs - - - - - - - - - - - - -